The Bankruptcy of Economics: Ecology, Economics and the Sustainability of the Earth

  • Joseph Wayne Smith
  • Graham Lyons
  • Gary Sauer-Thompson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Joseph Wayne Smith, Graham Lyons, Gary Sauer-Thompson
    Pages 1-14
  3. Joseph Wayne Smith, Graham Lyons, Gary Sauer-Thompson
    Pages 15-53
  4. Joseph Wayne Smith, Graham Lyons, Gary Sauer-Thompson
    Pages 55-88
  5. Joseph Wayne Smith, Graham Lyons, Gary Sauer-Thompson
    Pages 89-126
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 127-196

About this book

Introduction

We live in times of uncertainty and insecurity, at a personal, national and global level. Writers such as Samuel P. Huntington and Robert D. Kaplan, respectively, have spoken of an emerging 'clash of civilizations' and of 'coming anarchy'. This book is also concerned with the future of civilization, in particular with the conflict between economic growth and the sustainability of the biophysical lifesupport systems of the planet, arguing that the flawed system of orthodox neo-classical economics has justified the modernist belief in the necessity of unending economic growth and the ceaseless exploitation of nature.

Keywords

conflict ecology economic growth economics environment globalization growth science and technology sustainability

Authors and affiliations

  • Joseph Wayne Smith
    • 1
  • Graham Lyons
    • 2
  • Gary Sauer-Thompson
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of GeographyUniversity of AdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.Glen Bold Cattle RanchEchungaAustralia
  3. 3.Flinders University of South AustraliaAdelaideAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-349-27569-4
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1999
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Economics & Finance Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-27571-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-27569-4
  • About this book